Brewed by Stewart (UK)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask; Regular.
A golden dry ale, with slight fruit tones and a moderate bitterness. Fresh hop cones are added in four stages to contribute a more complex character, resulting in an easy to drink ale that offers refreshment with a little extra spice.
Hops: Magnum, Styrian Golding, Challenger
Malt: Maris Otter, Wheat

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (8433) - ITALY - AUG 25, 2012
ambrato scarico floreale un tocco citrico leggero luppolo non molto amara media secchezza

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2888) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 3, 2012
Cask @ Cloisters, Edinburgh 300412
Golden amber, thin white head, clear.
Aroma of soft pale malts, not much else
Taste of light biscuity malts, some floral notes, touch of juicy fruit malt, touch of background bitterness
Palate - soft carb, medium body, bit oily. Finish as main flavour, rather dry
Overall - hmmmm

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1640) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2012
Tasted this in the Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in April 2006. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Slight lemony citric fruit note in the short aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a slight digestive biscuit base with lemon peel flavours. Citrus fruit evident in the dusty hop resins, giving a bitter aftertaste that compliments the malt well. Finish is quite dry and hoppy with grapefruit pith in the dry palate. A decent sesasion IPA and well recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (8923) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2012
Pleasant malty aroma, crisp and medium bodied but has no distinct flavours.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ration (2162) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2011
Cask. Pours golden with a meidum head. Some sweetness, but very thin overall.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2011
Cask at Teviot, also at Cloisters. Orange/golden amber with a small frothy white head. Light bready grain on the nose. Palate is dry, bready malts and hint of zest with a dry finish. Perfectly drinkable, if unexciting session.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2012 Regular cask at Cloisters. A golden ale with a thick white head. Aroma of caramel, musty honey and yeast. Flavours of musty honey and yeast again with some barley. Very dry finish. Not my favourite (5,3,5,2,12). Also had this pulled through a Hopinator at the Scottish Real Ale Festival, 2012. Pours a pale blonde colour with a fair white head. Lemon and pine hop aroma and flavours with a cereal-like malty character also. A little thin. Reminds me of hoppy boiled wort (6,3,6,1,16).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8189) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2011
Cask-conditioned at Thomsons, Edinburgh 7/06/2011. Deep gold in colour with a slight white head. Slightly jammy citrus fruit, creamy malts and a dry finish with a trace of lime. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (5888) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2011 Re-rating. Was a bit of a hard marker the last time. It pours beautifully and theres lovely dried fruit on the nose this time. Overall, a well balanced palate and very tasty. Previous rating 07/03/11 6/3/6/3/12 = 3 Slightly muesli on the nose. A light golden ale in appearance. Grainy on the palate and a tiny amount of grapefruit on the finish. Average structure and texture. A good ale that is balanced but not as exciting as their other brews. Re-rate from 5 litre keg (first rate was 2.5). This beer opitimises balance!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2011 [cask at the Blue Blazer, Edinburgh] Nice golden colour with a decent head. Dry and hoppy with a decent range of flavour for its relatively low abv. Always think this is more a pale ale than an IPA, its just hot hoppy enough. Stewarts best-selling beer, and I can see why much more preferable to Deuchars IPA. Just dont order one thinking youll get something from the Pacific NorthWest - this is a session-strength British IPA all the way (i.e. a golden ale with a few more hops in) [17082008] re-rate 03032011 - an early Stewart rating, on reflection its just too insipid to merit a 3.5 - re-rating to 3.1 although my comments still hold

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